Open Source Ventilator.org
Open Source Ventilator initiatives and more.
About Open Source Ventilator.org
March 22, 2020
Hello from Montreal, Canada!
In consideration of the major shortage of life-saving ventilators in North America this website was originally created on March 17, 2020, as an initiative to design and validate an open source ventilator that can be mass produced as fast as possible to help in fighting Covid-19.
Since then it became evident that other initiatives aiming to achieve the same goal were well established or emerging, and merit to be known by all those who find this site. I'm not seeking to add noise to this very important endeavour, thus I pivoted the vocation of this site to a resource by quickly compiling some links about various ventilator initiatives, and other relevant information that you might find helpful. If you would like to contribute in keeping the content of this site up to date, relevant, and accurate, or if you have suggestions to improve it please get in touch via the contact form.
Last but not least, the domain opensourceventilator.org will gladly be donated if needed to centralize efforts in this fight. If you think your organization needs it please get in touch.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow.
PS: Elon, thanks for helping out!
Initiatives around the world
Last update June 16 2020 8:32 am EDT.
The list will be updated as needed. To submit new entries please use the contact form.
Open Source Ventilators
Emerging open source ventilator initiatives from around the world.
Fitbit Flow https://blog.fitbit.com/fitbit-flow/ (FDA approved)
Code Life Ventilator Challenge (Updated: We have three finalists) https://codelifechallenge.com
"DIEGO" Ventilator https://www.iit.it/iit-vs-covid-19/diego-ventilator
OVSI Open Ventilator System Initiative https://ovsi.org
Spiro Wave https://ventilatorresponse.com (FDA approved)
Respira Works https://respira.works
Winnipeg Ventilation (open licence) https://thewinnipegventilator.com
Mechanical Ventilator Milano (Update: now FDA approved) http://mvm.care
OP-Vent A Simple, Open-Source Ventilator using a Proportional Solenoid Valve http://op-vent.stanford.edu
Project Omnis - A Free and Open Source Medical Ventilator https://outerreeftech.com/pages/ventilator
low-cost ventilator for areas with limited means https://www.ub.edu/web/ub/en/menu_eines/noticies/2020/04/019.html
Kahanu open source ventilator https://kahanu.org
Renseas open-source ventilator system reference design https://www.renesas.com/us/en/solutions/healthcare/clinical/ventilator-system.html?cid=r_top_1_prd_covid_19_ventilator_system_200416#block
Medtronic: PB560 ventilator system open files (permissive licence) http://newsroom.medtronic.com/news-releases/news-release-details/medtronic-shares-ventilation-design-specifications-accelerate
Bharucha Ventilator https://www.openbreath.tech
PREVAIL NY https://jmawireless.com/prevail-ny/
Apollo BVM http://oedk.rice.edu/apollobvm/
MUR: Minimal Universal Respirator https://www.mur-project.org/index-en.html
Open Source Covid-19 Ventilator Canada https://open-source-covid-19-ventilator-canada.mn.co
OSV Ireland https://opensourceventilator.ie
MIT E-Vent: Emergency ventilator design toolbox https://e-vent.mit.edu
OSV University of Florida https://simulation.health.ufl.edu/technology-development/open-source-ventilator-project/
An analyzed list of projects to make emergency ventilators in response to COVID-19, focusing on free-libre open source.
Wikipedia: Open Source Ventilator
A review of open source ventilators for COVID-19 and future pandemics
Other Ventilator Projects
Emerging projects that are not currently announced as open source.
Emergency Ventilator Project (EVP) https://ocalink.com
The Ventilator Project https://theventilatorproject.org
CoVent-19 Challenge https://www.coventchallenge.com
Mechanical Ventilators for COVID-19 https://www.ennomotive.com/mechanical-ventilators-covid-19/
Call for Rapid Manufacture Ventilation System
US Army xTech Covid-19 Ventilator Challenge https://www.arl.army.mil/xtechsearch/
Resources to Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak
APSF/ASA Guidance on Purposing Anesthesia Machines as ICU Ventilators
SCCM Emergency Resources: COVID-19
Open Source Ventilator Projects: Status, Challenges, How You Can Help
Bauer Medical Face Shield: Open source plans
Help Crowdsource Repair Information for Hospital Equipment
Engineers For Doctors is gathering resources and building open-source tools and equipment to help Doctors survive and tackle coronavirus
3D Printing Unite For COVID-19
Helpful Engineering: an initiative to design, source and execute projects that can help people suffering from the COVID-19 crisis worldwide.
Help with Covid-19: projects & volunteers that want to help
Manufacturing and COVID-19: How you or your organisation could help
Covid-19 Open Source projects
Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies
Open Ventilator Registry: a cloud-based national registry of ventilators and the hospitals that need them most
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